Saturday 30 July 2022

STALKER - World Premiere at FrightFest August and on Disc & Digital October

Brand new horror STALKER starring Sophie Skelton (Outlander) will have its World Premiere at FrightFest on 28th August before coming to DVD & Digital on 10th October from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

In this tense and atmospheric horror, Rose Hepburn, a young actress, returns to her empty hotel. Forced to use the old freight elevator, it jolts to a halt on the twelfth floor, leaving her trapped with an unusual stranger. 

Left with no phone signal as a storm approaches, tensions escalate and suspicions rise when Rose discovers the identity of the mysterious man is Daniel Reed, a camera operator who is seemingly obsessed with her.

Starring Sophie Skelton (Outlander), BAFTA winner Stuart Brennan (Risen) and WWE legend Bret Hart,
STALKER is directed by Steve Johnson (Convergence).

Stalker has its World Premiere at FrightFest on 28th August 9.05pm at the Prince Charles Cinema, London

View the Trailer on YouTube.

FrightFest Tickets:

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment presents Stalker on DVD and Digital from 10th October

PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT Documentary Floats On Screambox

Screambox original documentary PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT, an in-depth look at the 1990 horror miniseries based on Stephen King's classic novel, is available today on Screambox and VOD platforms.

More than three decades after its release, the IT miniseries and its iconic villain live on in the minds of horror fans around the world. Pennywise: The Story of IT captures not only the spark the IT saga created upon release but also the lasting impact it has had on an entire generation and the horror genre at large.

The film boasts exclusive interviews with many of the miniseries' key players, including Pennywise himself, Tim Curry, cast members Richard Thomas, Seth Green, Tim Reid, and Emily Perkins, director Tommy Lee Wallace, writer Lawrence D. Cohen, special effects makeup artist Bart Mixon, and more.

Several years in the making, co-directors John Campopiano (Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary) and Christopher Griffiths (Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser) uncovered a wealth of insight on the production, including rare archival materials  and never-before-seen footage.

Enjoy Pennywise: The Story of IT with a 30-day free trial of Screambox, available on iOS,

Android, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Comcast, and 


Artists on the edge, eyes without a face, a season of subspecies and more streaming on ARROW this August...

Key highlights this AUGUST on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include an extraordinary, award-winning pulpy Indonesian actioner, a superb cult shocker about a hard-partying, blood-craving L.A. artist, a season of B-movie mayhem, crazed animals, giallo classics, French cult horror, and much more... 

August starts with a red-hot blast of VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH, from acclaimed Indonesian director Edwin (Postcards from the Zoo) and based on the novel by Eka Kurniawan. Winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival, this is a pulpy, energetic throwback to 80s South East Asian action and coming-of-age cinema about a young man who can’t get it up. With echoes of early Takashi Miike, VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH is a wild and unexpectedly poignant meditation on toxic masculinity and a culture steeped in violence from one of Indonesia’s most exciting directorial voices… and you can see it first and furious on ARROW.
Also in August, ARROW present director Joe Begos’ (The Mind’s Eye) third feature, BLISS, a blood-drenched masterpiece that has drawn comparisons to the films of Gaspar Noé and Abel Ferrara. Struggling through a seemingly endless creative rut, hard-partying and Los-Angeles-based artist Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison, Friday Night Lights) can’t stop the resulting bad streak of problems, including unpaid rent and professional stagnation. In an effort to combat her tough luck, Dezzy throws caution to the wind, indulges in heavy drugs and rages her nights away. Gradually, though, the party starts to end, and in its place, Dezzy finds herself thirsting for blood and suffering from terrifying visions.  
Seasons in August include The Subspecies Collection, ARROW’s latest film series from Charles Band and Full Moon Studios. This epic vampiric five-film collection is soaked in blood, packed full of practical effects and features the four-film Subspecies series, as well as the spin-off, Vampire Journals; Tooth and Claw, where you’ll meet the animals of the ARROW menagerie, in a curated season full of all of the critters that you'd least like to meet vying for your attention and probably the meat off of your bones too, including rampant apes, gnawing rats, flapping blood-sucking bats, slithering constricting snakes, brutal bears, hungry sharks, caustic jellyfish, and killer crocs; and FIIIGHT!, featuring action-packed films showcasing the best scraps on ARROW, inspired by the brilliant and bruising beatdowns in VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH, with titles includingVersus, The Sword and the Claw, and Sister Street Fighter. 
ALSO SHOWING: Powerful French classics EYES WITHOUT A FACE and LA HAINE, Sherilyn Fenn in  the sultry horror fantasy MERIDIAN,  disturbing Australian serial killer thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE, Vinegar Syndrome Selects, and much more… 

Find the full length press release including all synopses and more here


New Titles – From August 5

-La Haine
-The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive
-The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
-Smile Before Death
-Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

New Titles – From August 12

-Bloodstone: Subspecies II
-Bloodlust: Subspecies III  
-Subspecies IV: Bloostorm
-Vampire Journals
-Hounds Of Love 

New Titles – From August 19


New Titles – From August 26

-Eyes Without a Face

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Where to get it

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Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually


FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO VAMPIRE MOVIES, which goes exclusively on sale during Arrow Video FrightFest 2022, Aug 25 – Aug 29. 
Both the author Nathaniel Thompson and author/critic Kim Newman, who wrote the foreword, will be present to sign copies at the Cineworld, Leicester Square. Dates and times to be confirmed.

This is the sixth edition of the FrightFest Guides, the latest in a series of successful, wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur. Previous genres covered include Exploitation Movies, Monster Movies, Ghost Movies, Werewolf Movies and Grindhouse Movies.

For centuries, mankind has been chilled by tales of vampires. A fixture of literature, art, and folk tales, the vampire was a natural early choice for a movie monster at the dawn of cinema and has remained popular ever since as the screen’s most enduring and sexually charged nightmare figure.

Within these bloodstained pages, you’ll discover all the vampire icons, from Bela Lugosi and Max Schreck’s pioneering fiends to the heyday of Hammer Films, but that’s just a sanguinary taste of what’s to come as you explore macabre offerings from Hong Kong, India, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and many more countries across the globe.

It’s all served up on a blood-spattered silver platter by author and film historian Nathaniel Thompson, who also delivers a globetrotting introduction to the history and evolution of vampire cinema, from the silent era to the modern age of undead heartthrobs and vampire assassins.

Sweetening the bloody deal is a foreword by legendary writer and monster expert Kim Newman, who dragged vampire literature into the daylight of the modern age with his Anno Dracula series..

The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £25, and people not attending in person won’t miss out as they have the option to pre-order the book from -- pre-ordered books will ship the first week of September.

The Paperback publication date is 18 October 2022.



Monday 25 July 2022

LEGEND reveals slate of premieres and more horror delights in August

Horror Channel continues its transformation into new channel Legend with a heady mix of  classic horror, sc-fi, thriller, action, fantasy and suspense titles.

Saturday nights on Legend in August get trigger-happy, with four action-packed premieres, including the UK TV premiere of CODE NAME: GEROMINO, John Stockwell’s explosive military thriller starring Tom Sizemore. There are also channel premieres for AN EYE FOR AN EYE, Michael D. Moore’s classic Western revenge drama starring Robert Lancing and Slim Pickens, BUFFALO BILL & THE INDIANS, Robert Altman’s acclaimed revisionist Western starring Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin and Harvey Keitel, and Peter Yate’s  superior crime thriller THE ROBBERY, which stars Stanley Baker, Frank Finlay and Barry Foster   
And the popular stand THE VINTAGE VAULT continues, once again presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night. The vault is unlocked on Sunday August 7th with THE CHANGELING, Peter Medak’s classic supernatural horror starring George C. Scott. This is paired with THE BROOD, David Cronenberg’s early body-horror shocker, which stars Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar.

The following Sundays boast some of the greatest genre movies of all time – John Carpenter’s THE FOG, and Joe Dante’s werewolf cult hit THE HOWLING, David Cronenberg’s body horror masterpiece SCANNERS, Tony Maylam’s THE BURNING,  John Carpenter’s brilliant body-mangling monster horror THE THING and the equally brilliant VIDEODROME Croneberg’s cult-classic with acclaimed performance from James Woods and music legend, Deborah Harry.

Full film details in transmission order:

Saturday 6 August @ 21:00 – AN EYE FOR AN EYE (1966) *Channel Premiere

Talion is on the trail of Ike Slant and his gang, responsible for the murder of his wife and child. He teams up with Benny, a youthful bounty hunter. During a fight with the killers, Benny is blinded and Talion's hand shattered. In order to overcome their handicaps, Benny learns to shoot according to Talion's shouted command.

Sunday 7 August @ 21:00 – THE CHANGELING (1980) [Part of the Vintage Vault]

Months after the death of his wife and child in a car accident, composer John Russell retires to an old mansion which has been unoccupied for years. But John’s hopes of peace and quiet prove unfulfilled, as he finds himself regularly disturbed by a strange and uncanny presence that haunts the house. John begins to research the house’s past, and soon finds secrets more terrible than he ever imagined.

Sunday 7 August @ 23:05 – THE BROOD (1979) [Part of the Vintage Vault] 

Frank Carveth is becoming increasingly concerned about his ex-wife Nola’s secretive treatment at the sinister ‘Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics. Headed by cult figure Dr Raglan, his controversial and extreme methods seek to unleash his patients' rage, often taking on physical manifestations. As Frank delves deeper he is finally led to an horrific and repellant final confrontation.

Saturday 13 August @ 21:00 – BUFFALO BILL & THE INDIANS (1976) *Channel Premiere

In 1885, Buffalo Bill's name is the symbol of heroism in America. His famous "Wild West Show", which is known all over the country, is organised by his brilliant manager, Nate Salsbury. But when he is off stage, Buffalo is a show-off who drinks and continually seeks new mistresses, while trying to consolidate his prestige. When he calls Sitting Bull for help to improve his show, he begins to get into trouble

Sunday 14 August @ 21:00 – THE FOG (1980) [Part of the Vintage Vault] 

A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.

Sunday 14 August @ 22:50 – THE HOWLING (1981)
[Part of the Vintage Vault]

A female reporter is attacked by a notorious serial killer and to get over her trauma she is sent to ‘The Colony’, a remote mountain resort. But there her problems really begin, as the residents are werewolves.

 Saturday 20 August @ 21:00 – ROBBERY (1967) *Channel Premiere

Based on the infamous Great Train Robbery, we follow Paul Clifton (Stanley Baker) as he forms a team to carry out an ambitious heist of cash from a government mail train traveling from Scotland to London. Everything goes to plan until the very last moment when a series of unforeseen events conspire against them and the police manage to capture the gang. Clifton however tries to escape the country using a counterfeit identity.

Sunday 21 August @ 21:00 – SCANNERS (1981) [Part of the Vintage Vault]

Drifter Cameron Vale is plagued by incessant voices in his head unaware that he is a Scanner, a group of people with extraordinary powers who can not only read minds but literally tear them apart. He is discovered by a scientist aiming to help his kind adapt to society. However an underground movement of Scanners led by the psychotic Derryl Revok have other intentions and the ultimate confrontation of minds awaits.

Sunday 21 August @ 23:05 – THE BURNING (1981) [Part of the Vintage Vault]

At summer camp, some teenagers pull a prank on the camp's caretaker, Cropsy (Lou David). But the joke goes terribly wrong, and the teens leave Cropsy for dead after setting him on fire. A few years later, the burned and disfigured caretaker returns to camp equipped with his trusty shears, ready to unleash his particular brand of vengeance…

Saturday 27 August @ 21:00 – CODE NAME: GEROMINO (2012) *UK Premiere

Seal Team 8 must fight their way through the Congo to defuse one of the greatest threats the world has ever known.

Sunday 28 August @ 21:00 – THE THING (1982) [Part of the Vintage Vault]

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks them and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. Helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) leads the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature.

Sunday 28 August @ 23:05 – VIDEODROME (1983) [Part of the Vintage Vault]

Creative and idiosyncratic filmmaker David Cronenberg directs this delightfully bizarre film about a television programmer who stumbles onto a sado-masochistic video stream that might just be trying to subliminally effect television viewers everywhere.


TV: Sky 148 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 41 / Freesat 137

WW2 thriller BURIAL - World Premiere at FrightFest 29th Aug - General release 26th Sept

Set for its World Premiere at the esteemed FrightFest 2022 festival this August comes the highly anticipated thriller BURIAL, the new feature from writer/director Ben Parker (The Chamber), which will receive its digital release in September, from 101 Films. 

Featuring an all-star cast including Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Last Duel), Tom Felton (Harry Potter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn, Warrior Nun), Barry Ward (The Capture, Des) and Bill Milner (X-Men,  Son of Rambow), this action-packed, battle-filled, blood-soaked saga sees a group of Russian soldiers tasked with trafficking the discovered remains of Adolf Hitler back to Stalin in Moscow.

London, Christmas Day. The home of an old woman (Harriet Walter), who watches the news of the collapse of The Soviet Union, is broken into by a violent neo-Nazi (David Alexander), hunting for evidence from WWII. But he gets a little more than he bargained for…

Flashback to May 1945, the last days of World War II, and the tale of the woman’s younger self. In this gripping, thrill-packed feature, we follow a small band of Soviet soldiers, led by intelligence officer Brana Vasilyeva (Charlotte Vega), who must find Hitler’s corpse and deliver it back to Moscow and Stalin, as proof of his death. En route, the unit is attacked by German ‘Wehrwolf’ partisans, who stalk the fighters with the ultimate mission to pick them off one-by-one.

Brana leads her determined surviving comrades in a last stand to ensure their ‘cargo’ doesn’t fall into the hands of those who would see it buried, to hide the truth forever. What ensues is a thrilling high-stakes mission.

This bloody, brutal but poignant thriller is rife with tension and action in a race to stop this important piece of history from being buried forever.

FrightFest World Premiere: Monday 29th August
Available Digitally: 26th September 

View the trailer below...

For more info on the FrightFest premiere and to book tickets to this and other films at the festivel, visit...

Contemporary Welsh horror THE FEAST - in UK cinemas August

Picturehouse Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of Welsh contemporary horror THE FEAST (GWLEDD) exclusively in UK cinemas nationwide from 19 August.  

A haunting, slow-burning horror tale exploring the consequences of greed, corruption and man’s exploitation of the earth, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) is the directorial debut of Lee Haven Jones (Doctor Who) and was written and produced by Roger Williams (Bang).  It stars Annes Elwy (Little Women), Nia Roberts (Under Milk Wood), Julian Lewis Jones (Justice League), Steffan Cennydd (Last Summer) and Sion Alun Davies (The Left Behind)

Filmed in the Welsh language, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) unfolds over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. The guests are a local businessman and a neighbouring farmer, and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside.  When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family’s beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives - slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences.

THE FEAST (GWLEDD) was a hit at last year’s SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival and has won awards from South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Lisbon’s MotelX Festival and Switzerland’s Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival.

Steeped in Welsh folklore, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) offers an unsettling lesson in respecting your heritage and remaining connected to your roots.  With its eerie and visceral sound design and bold cinematography both gorgeous and gruesome with splashes of gore, THE FEAST serves up a potent and intoxicating cinematic experience.

THE FEAST (GWLEDD) is a SGRECH production for S4C, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI (awarding funds from the National Lottery) & Melville Media in association with Fields Park.

Exclusively in cinemas from 19 August 2022.

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Hanna Bergholm's exceptionally creepy HATCHING - in UK Cinemas Sept

Picturehouse Entertainment have released the new trailer and poster for Hanna Bergholm’s striking debut feature film Hatching, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 16 September 2021.

Hatching premiered at Sundance Film Festival, recently caused a stir at Sundance London and currently holds a 92% fresh rating across Rotten Tomatoes.
View the trailer below...

In this darkly compelling fable, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. 

One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer of her family and into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see. Hatching is the terrifying debut feature from Hanna Bergholm, heralding in an exciting new voice in horror.

With memorably outlandish practical effects from the FX teams behind Game of Thrones, Star Wars and The Dark Knight, Hatching is an audacious mix of horror, coming-of-age drama and social media satire and is like nothing you have ever seen before.

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Hex Studios launches 'Hellion Video' label with retro chiller LINGER

The Scottish genre outfit, best known for cult horrors 'Lord of Tears' and 'The Devil's Machine', has announced its latest horror feature, the first in a new offshoot that seeks to champion unique voices in the genre. Titles under the Hellion Video label will feature hand-painted, VHS-inspired cover art, and present bold, original stories with an underground/ experimental vibe that sets them apart from the mainstream.

LINGER, the first film produced under the new banner, follows the 'Ghost Crew', a small-time documentary team, as they unravel the chilling mystery of a notorious abandoned hospital, and the tragic events that have taken place there. The locals say the place is cursed, that death will come to all who dare venture into its bleak halls. As the team closes in on the truth, they become targets for the dark forces at play, and a search for answers becomes a battle for survival.

Written by and starring Tom Staunton, and directed by Lawrie Brewster, LINGER is a unique horror hybrid that blends the documentary style of 'Lake Mungo' and 'Noroi the Curse' with the haunting aesthetic of Scottish folk-horrors like 'Lord of Tears' and 'The Wicker Man'.

Starring alongside Staunton are Megan Tremethick (The Lockdown Hauntings), Antony Strachan (Whiskey Galore), Gordie Holliday (The Devil's Machine), Richard Pate, Nick Ford, Jon Vangdal Aamaas, and Alexander Zorn.

The filmmakers have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the final stages of post-production, and to support future projects under the Hellion Video label. An array of rewards are on offer, from Collector's Edition BluRays to T-Shirts, books, and original artwork. The film, a co-production between Hex Studios and Needle's Eye Productions for Hellion Video, is slated for release in December.

For more information and details on how to support this project visit the film's Kickstarter page.



Arrow Video FrightFest 2022 adds MEAN SPIRITED to line-up

Director Jeff Ryan’s thoroughly entertaining found-footage horror comedy MEAN SPIRITED will receive its World premiere at this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest event. It will be screened on Sunday 28 August, 1.15pm at the Cineworld, Leicester Sq., Screen 1.

Synopsis: When two estranged friends reconnect, things buried deep down are bound to surface. Wannabe famous vlogger Andrew Castellano, aka ‘The Amazing Andy’, sets off for a weekend at his former friend turned famous actor Bryce. After receiving the invitation to Bryce’s mountain cottage, Andy has decided to bury the hatchet. Unfortunately he isn't quite himself anymore…

It is exec produced by FrightFest stalwart Shaked Berenson of SLAXX, TURBO KID and TALES OF HALLOWEEN fame.

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival, is back at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema from Thursday August 25 – Monday 29 August for five days of the very best of global genre cinema.

Single tickets on sale from Sat 23 July, noon

For booking and programme details:

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Friday 22 July 2022

CROSS OF THE 7 JEWELS, RAVE and SOLAR ANUS CINEMA - Coming to Blu-ray, July via TetroVideo

TetroVideo in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, present the cult trash Italian horror film CROSS OF THE 7 JEWELS (restored edition). Available on Blu-ray for the first time ever in a Standard Blu-ray Edition and in a 200 Limited Numbered Mediabook Edition (cover A): Blu-ray + 20 Page Booklet + slipcase (limited to the pre-order customers), with a lot of extra content by Luca Ruocco from InGenereCinema.

Also available this month comes the swedish body horror film RAVE (Svezia - 2020) by Nils Alatalo and the transgressive extreme anthology film SOLAR ANUS CINEMA by Usama Alshaibi come in a Ultralimited Numbered Mediabook edition (DVD + Blu-ray + 20 Page Booklet + Slipcover limited to pre-order customers), thanks to the partnership with Goredrome Pictures.


Synopsis: Marco Sartori (Marco Antonio Andolfi) becomes a sadistic werewolf after being cursed by a black magic society. Only a jeweled necklace he wears can stop the transformations taking place but one day the precious amulet is stolen while taking a trip from Naples to Rome.

Eddy Endolf, Annie Belle, Paolo Fiorino, George Ardisson, Gordon Mitchell, Glauco Simonini, Zaira Zoccheddu, Giulio Massimini and Mario Donatone star.

Remastered from a 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative, exclusively done by TetroVideo, supervised and approved by Luce Cinecittà.

Produced by G. C. Pictures, Cross of The 7 Jewels was distributed theatrically in Italy in 1987. After its release, Andolfi re-edited the film in 1995 for the Asian market and re-released it under the name Talisman. This version of the film included footage from documentaries, newsreel footage and from the film The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wes Craven.

However in 2007, Eddy Endolf directed the medium-length film Riecco Aborym, the CROSS OF THE 7 JEWELS sequel.

Both Talisman and Riecco Aborym are included in the Blu-ray bonus features.

Special features:
– Artworks gallery;
– Marco Antonio Andolfi Photo Gallery (photos taken from the archives of  M. A. Andolfi and Luca Ruocco);
– Cross of The 7 Jewels – Official Trailer;
– Cross of The 7 Jewels – Deleted Scene;
– Jekyll/Hyde – Short film by Luca Ruocco starring Eddy Endolf;
– Luca Ruocco and Ivan Talarico Audio Commentary;
– “In short: Marco Antonio Andolfi”  by Luca Ruocco;
– Riecco Aborym – Medium-length film directed by Marco Antonio Andolfi;
– Riecco Aborym – Luca Ruocco Backstage;
– Riecco Aborym – Trailer;
– Riecco Aborym – Photo Gallery (photos by Alfonso Spezza);
– Talisman (Feature film) - Cross of the Seven Jewels (alternative version) directed by Allan Fleming;
– Talisman – Trailer.

View the official trailer on YouTube.


Synopsis: the local underground club is shutting down, but not before throwing one last party. Mimmi (Isabelle Grill) drags her nervous friend Lina along for a night of alcohol, ecstasy and dancing. But as the night nears its end, more and more of the party goers become affected by a strange infection. 

As people start to deteriorate in the goriest ways, Mimmi tries to find her way out through the club’s neon-lit corridors and dark back rooms. However, surviving the night is only the beginning in this hallucinogenic descent into body horror hell.

Isabelle Grill (Midsommar), Tuva Jagell (Girls Lost), Victor Iván, Sebastian Norén, Christer Wahlberg and Sophia Lücke star.

Directed by Nils Alatalo RAVE (aka Svartklubb) is a body horror film presented as a mix between Lamberto Bava's Demons and Eli Roth's Cabin Fever.

Special Features:
- Making Of;
- Director's Commentary Audio;
- Rave Teaser;
- Rave original Trailer;
- Call From The Rave (Music of SvartKlubb).


Considered the precursor of extreme cinema, SOLAR ANUS CINEMA is directed by the iraqi american director Usama Alshaibi (Profane), the modern master of transgressive cinema.

SOLAR ANUS CINEMA collects nine of his female portraits with some sexual content, filmed between 2001 and 2008, plus the longer narrative short film The Amateurs (2003), a medium-length film about casting a pornographic movie.

For the portraits, Usama Alshaibi films different women, including his wife Kristie Alshaibi and each segment is also imbued with either just a hint of violence or an explicit vision of it.

In The Amateurs instead Alshaibi has cast himself as an amateur pornographer auditioning women to perform with his two male cohorts in front of a camera, but the men are unable to fulfill his outrageous requests.

SOLAR ANUS CINEMA special features include the Photogallery, the original Trailer and the never released before porn short film ASS (2001).

Kristie Alshaibi, Molly Plunk (Profane), Samer Alshaibi, Brandon, Camilla Ha, Desiree, Kalyx star.

To order these and other titles, visit

Thursday 21 July 2022

LOVE CRIME - Available free to watch on Tubi, and on-demand by Amazon and Vimeo

Loosely inspired by the true crime story of the murder of Travis Alexander by his on-off lover, Jodi Arias, LOVE CRIME centers around Jodi's interrogation by the police, and her own warped point-of-view of her relationship with Travis. 

Director Nicole D'Angelo (Quarantine Girl) stars as Jodi, with producer Shane Ryan-Reid (Virus of the Dead) as Travis. Lisa London (Body of Night) and Sam Dobbins (Zero Tolerance) co-star. 

Gregory Hatanaka and Chris Spinelli produced the pic along with D'Angelo and is being distributed by Cinema Epoch.

The film is available to watch for free on Tubi and is also available on-demond from Amazon and Vimeo.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

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Sunday 17 July 2022

Originals and Exclusive New Films on SHUDDER this August

What's Streaming This August - SHUDDER Originals and Exclusive New Films

WHAT JOSIAH SAW - A Shudder Original - Premieres 4th August

Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You'll hear there's a bad history to it. Josiah (Robert Patrick, The Terminator) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze, Child of God), are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. 
After being away for over two decades, Eli (Nick Stahl, Sin City) and Mary (Kelli Garner, Lars and the Real Girl), Josiah's eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full. Written by Robert Alan Dilts and directed by Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater).

GLORIOUS - A Shudder Exclusive - Premieres 18th August

In GLORIOUS, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred) plays a young man who is spiraling out of control after a bad breakup. 
His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious figure played by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. 

As he tries to escape, he realizes he is an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could have imagined. Directed by Rebekah McKendry and written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry.

SO VAM - A Shudder Exclusive - Premieres 23rd August

Kurt is an outcast in a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to be a famous drag queen. 

When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. 

So Vam is the feature film debut of director Alice Maio Mackay, a trans teen filmmaker from Australia. Written by Benjamin Pahl Robinson and Alice Maio Mackay.


1st August

Ordinary citizens turn into homicidal maniacs after a chemical weapon is released in George Romero's 1973 follow-up to Night of the Living Dead. After a mercifully brief foray into romantic comedy, Romero returned to the subject that made him famous - multiple maniacs attacking unsuspecting townspeople - and the government's misguided response to the chaos.

After Night of the Living Dead, master of horror George A. Romero turned his eye to witches. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all – family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbor educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she’s discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence, and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion.

14-year old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. As Echo haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried.

After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her.

8th August

The unhappy Alejandra, her brother Fabian and the mysterious Veronica fall under a creature’s tentacled sexual spell. But while the monster can give intense pleasure, it can also inflict pain, something members of this twisted triangle may be too late to avoid. Fans of twisted horror head-scratchers like Possession and Antichrist should cozy up to this dark arthouse sci-fi thriller from acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante (Heli).

Honed from childhood to be an elite assassin, Sook-hee embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past

11th August

Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.

15th August


This month Shudder presents a collection of films from exploitation cinema pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis. Often referred to as the “Godfather of Gore,” Lewis is known for singlehandedly creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. Curated collection will include The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, Two Thousand Maniacs, Blood Feast, Color Me Blood Red, and The Gruesome Twosome.

Montag the Magnificent's blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local TV talk show hostess Sherry Carson suspects his gruesome "act" may be more sinister than it first seems... 

A vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor is butchering the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but dapper private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case.

A group of Yankee tourists take a detour and wind up in the small Southern town of Pleasant Valley--which has magically rematerialized 100 years after its destruction during the Civil War. They find themselves welcomed by the eager townsfolk as guests of honor at their centennial celebrations. Little do the Northerners know that the festivities are set to include torture, death and dismemberment.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients--the body parts of nubile young women!

Painter Adam Sorge has found himself in a bit of a creative lull. But when his girlfriend accidentally cuts her finger, he realizes what his work has been missing all this time - human blood! With pressure mounting from local gallery owner Farnsworth to deliver his next masterpiece, Adam sets about procuring as much glorious haemoglobin as he can muster - first from himself, and then from anyone unfortunate enough to pass by his sickening studio of slaughter.

Down at the Little Wig Shop, the batty Mrs. Pringle and her socially-inept son Rodney are procuring only the finest heads of hair - by scalping the local co-eds! Can they be stopped before they clear the entire campus of luxuriant-haired ladies?

16th August

As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face.

18th August

A young scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials, but when no one believes his story, he becomes obsessed with finding proof.

22nd August

In the first of a trilogy of yokai (Japanese supernatural spirits) films written by Tetsuro Yoshia and released in the late 60s, a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular yokai when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results.

In the second Yokai film, an evil Babylonian vampire is inadvertently awoke by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. 

In the last of the trilogy, the yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza

Noriaki Yuasa, director of the much-beloved Gamera series, adapts the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu. A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall?

Grey, an indie pop singer, whose first album was a smash hit, gets an invitation to work with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods. Together with her girlfriend Charlie, they arrive at his mansion, and the work begins. But as her work with the emotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger for raw meat. As her appetite changes, her body starts to transform and she begins to find out who she really is.

25th August

With the unexpected passing of his father, Aaron returns home to support his devastated mother and while sifting through his father's belongings, comes upon an antique Urn that is far more than it seems.

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Demonic Horror PREY FOR THE DEVIL - in Cinemas 28 October

In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, the Catholic Church reopens exorcism schools to train priests in the Rite of Exorcism. On this spiritual battlefield, an unlikely warrior rises: a young nun, Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers).

Although nuns are forbidden to perform exorcisms, a professor (Colin Salmon) recognises Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl (who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago), and soon realises the Devil has her right where he wants her… and it wants in. 

PREY FOR THE DEVIL (previously titled The Devil’s Light) stars Jacqueline Byers (Roadies, Bad Samaritan), Colin Salmon (Mortal Engines, Alien Vs Predator), Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why), Lisa Palfrey (Pride), Nicholas Ralph (All Creatures Great and Small) with Ben Cross (Star Trek) and Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Designated Survivor). Directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism).

Lionsgate presents PREY FOR THE DEVIL in cinemas 28 October

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Line up announced for the Arrow Video FrightFest this August

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival, is back at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema from Thursday August 25 – Monday 29 August for five days of the very best of global genre cinema.
Celebrating its 23rd blockbuster edition with thirty-two world, twenty-two International / European and eighteen UK premieres, the world renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre and this year is no exception, with seventeen countries represented, spanning five continents.

The Lair

The festival opens with the World premiere of THE LAIR, an action-packed gore shocker from Neil Marshall, who calls his latest monstrous creation “The Dirty Half Dozen meets THE THING”. Neil will be attending with star Charlotte Kirk and will also introduce a special 4K restoration screening of his modern classic, DOG SOLDIERS.
The Closing night film is the European premiere of Scott Mann’s FALL. Get ready for a pulse-pounding, vertigo-inducing experience as two best friends, stranded at the top of a remote, abandoned 2000-feet high radio tower, fight for survival.

One of this year’s special guests, making a welcome return, is horror icon Dario Argento, introducing the UK premiere of his latest giallo DARK GLASSES, which compares to the extreme thrillers he pioneered in the 1970s with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE and DEEP RED. 
This year’s main screen line-up is chock-a-block with shock and awe, grindhouse style classics Ryûhei Kitamura’s sensational THE PRICE WE PAY and John Swab’s extraordinary CANDY LAND, the UK premiere of buzz title BARBARIAN, starring Georgina Campbell and Bill Skarsgård, the World premiere of anticipated slasher sequel TERRIFIER 2, continuing the gory misadventures of Art the Clown, Dominic Brunt’s hair-raising WOLF MANOR,  also a world premiere, the Sundance sensation PIGGY, Travis Steven’s Tribeca hit A WOUNDED FAWN, Cannes Film Festival opener FINAL CUT, the French remake of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, and H4Z4RD, the turbo-charged, splatter action movie of the year.
A Wounded Fawn

It’s a rich year for ambitious and quirky sci-fi movies and the main screens light up with Mali Elfman’s warm-hearted science fiction epic NEXT EXIT, the sensational sci-fi horror hybrid THE VISITOR FROM THE FUTURE, Quentin Dupieux’s quirky comedy time travel fantasy INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE and SOMETHING IN THE DIRT, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s fusion of DIY science fiction, pre-apocalyptic vibes and overwhelming paranoia. The visionary dream-weavers will be attending the festival, as will Brea Grant, here as director of twisted rock horror TORN HEARTS and star of NIGHT SKY, Jacob Gentry’s provocative indie science fiction fantasy.
Other main screen World premieres include TERRIFIER 2, continuing the gory misadventures of Art the Clown, MIDNIGHT PEEPSHOW, a twisted portmanteau threesome exploring the nightmare side of psychosexual fantasy, horror anthology sequel SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD’S REVENGE, Andy Mitton’s menacing supernatural horror, THE HARBINGER, Erik Bloomquist’s coming-of-age horror SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, starring Cara Buono and stylish psychological chiller MASTEMAH from director Didier Daarwin, who will be attending. Also attending is THE CHAMBER director Ben Parker, for his latest thriller BURIAL. He will be bringing along the cast, including Tom Felton, 
The Visitor From The Future

The documentary strand is as bright and bold as ever and FrightFest welcomes French cult icon Brigitte Lahaie, who will introduce the fascinating in-depth Jean Rollin documentary ORCHESTRATOR OF STORMS. The subversive and explicit is also explored in CULT OF VHS, which takes a trip down Memorex lane to nostalgically relive the allure and passion for straight to video titles and yes, those Video Nasties. Another cult favourite is Chucky, who is the subject of Kyra Gardner’s LIVING WITH CHUCKY. Kyra, daughter of FX designer Tony Gardner, explores what it was like growing up amongst this creative family of stars, eccentrics, technicians and a serial killing doll.
Terrifier 2

Blood-thirsty hounds, rampaging reptiles, a teacher-eating pupil and a gore-filled talent show…Brit horror hits a bloody sartorial vein this year with the World premiere of HOUNDED, starring Samantha Bond and Larry Lamb, Liam Regan’s EATING MISS CAMPBELL, Pat Higgins’ POWERTOOL CHEERLEADERS VS. THE BOYBAND OF THE SCREECHING DEAD and Paul W. Franklyn’s CROC!  Also, there are outings for Paul Wilkins’ THE GHOST WRITER, Steve Johnson’s STALKER, and Christopher Hatton’s RAVEN’S HOLLOW.

Plus, we have the UK’s ‘First Blood’ class of 2022 – THE CREEPING, starring Sophie Thompson, Scott Lyus’s apocalyptic vision WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN, BITE a horror story of entrapment and cannibalism, Will Hugo’s THE GROUP and CEREBRUM starring Steve Oram.
The festival has a proud track-record for the depth and diversity of its Discovery Stand and this year three screens will be devoted to bringing the best new films from around the world. From Luxembourg there is the savage thriller WOLFKIN, from Mexico and Peru is the much anticipated HUESERA from director Michelle Garza Cervera and FrightFest’s first entry from Cyprus is the World premiere of paranormal thriller THE GHOSTS OF MONDAY. Other World premieres in the Discovery strand include Japan’s bold, unique fantasy NEW RELIGION from director Keishi Kondo, the subversive mockumentary EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END, and DAUGHTER, which marks the distinctive feature film debut for Corey Deshon and stars Casper Van Dien.

Plus, there are UK premieres for erotic spookfest HYPOCHONDRIAC, real-time black comedy thriller HOLY S**T!, gruesome murder mystery THE BREACH, serial killer drama THE LAST CLIENT, SUPER Z, which injects new blood into the zombie genre, FAMILY DINNER, which puts gut-punching shocks on the menu and THE ONCE AND FUTURE SMASH + END ZONE 2, Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein’s spoof documentary and END ZONE sequel in a double bill that is simply fake GRINDHOUSE heaven.
FrightFest was one of the first festivals to focus on the fresh and delightful work of Austin-based director Emily Hagins when it premiered MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE in 2011. Now she’s back big time with SORRY ABOUT THE DEMON, a supernatural horror comedy that is movingly funny. Having always embraced dedicated genre directors returning with new films we also welcome back Patrick Rea with his haunting domestic abuse chiller THEY WAIT IN THE DARK, Eric Pennycoff with THE LEECH, starring FrightFest favourite Graham Skipper, BUTTBOY’s Tyler Cornack with TINY CINEMA, a weird, fun and twisted look at humanity, and Alexis Bruchon with THE EYES BELOW, the second in his noir trilogy following THE WOMAN WITH LEOPARD SHOES,
Everyone Will Burn

The monstrous and macabre line-up of films go on with a record entry of International and European premieres, which includes BITCH ASS, Bill Posley’s black exploitation horror, with Tony Todd, Tom Ryan’s award-winning frightener SPLINTER, kickass rocking gore-fest PUSSYCAKE, dark Faustian morality tale THE SUMMONED, home-invasion thriller, WHO INVITED THEM?, psychological family horror THE ONES YOU DIDN’T BURN, Spain’s EVERYONE WILL BURN, starring SEXY KILLER’s Macarena Gomez, John Ainslee’s human flesh-eating DO NOT DISTURB,  new body horror SWALLOWED from Carter Smith (THE RUINS), Grégory Beghin’s survival horror DEEP FEAR, and packed shocker NIGHT OF THE BASTARD , from Erik Boccio and London May, creators of the multi-award winning BRUTAL REALITY, INC. 

Plus, the live streaming age is given deadly digital treatment in Hannah Barlow’s SISSY, Joseph Winter’s DEADSTREAM and twisted social media thriller FOLLOW HER. Director Sylvia Caminer will be attending.
There are plenty of special events taking place this year – THE DEVIL’S HOUR is an upcoming six-part mind-bending thriller for Amazon Prime Video and FrightFest will be hosting a special exclusive preview with talent in attendance. The cast and crew will also be gracing the FrightFest stage for a special exclusive preview of WRECK, an upcoming comedy horror series coming soon to BBC Three.  And even more talent will be on display when director Simon Sheridan reveals exclusive footage from his upcoming saucy 70s documentary series, KEEPING THE BRITISH END UP!  
For the first time ever Alan Jones and national treasure Mark Kermode bring their stage show DUELLING EGOS: AN AUDIENCE WITH ALAN AND MARK to the Prince Charles Cinema, and Alan also takes the stage in his role as artistic director of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, to introduce the World premiere of CONTROL, the first Canadian sci-fi thriller to use real-time virtual production tools, and which will also play at Trieste.
Could it get any better? Well, yes, after three years THE DUKE MITCHELL FILM PARTY is back, so expect trailers, scary PSA's, delightful celluloid discoveries but most importantly: utter chaos. There’s also a welcome return of the ARROW VIDEO PODCAST with co-host Dan Martin live at FrightFest to chat to the great and the bad. 
Finally, there’s an extra pre-festival treat this year…Do you know your Cronenberg from your Carpenter? Your Pinhead from your Pumpkinhead? THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR, the UK's biggest horror podcast, will be hosting a special horror pub quiz on the Wednesday night at the Phoenix club. So come join host Mike Muncer and podcast pals for the ultimate evening of horror trivia! 
Festival co-director Paul McEvoy said today: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s fantastic Arrow Video FrightFest line-up. This is the wildest and most diverse selection we have ever assembled. The mix includes a stunning variety of the latest must-see SF, thriller, fantasy and horror titles from around the world. With a vast array of premiere screenings, special events and incredible guests the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema will be the ONLY places for film lovers to be over the late August Bank Holiday weekend and we cannot wait to unleash our prime selections to our wonderful audience.”
Arrow Video FrightFest is pleased to announce two new presenting sponsors – SHUDDER and 101 FILMS.  The Super screen at the Cineworld Leicester Square will be known as The Shudder Screen and the three Discovery screens will be known as 101 FILMS Discovery Screens 1, 2, & 3.

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